Phillis Wheatley

(1753 – 5 December 1784 / Gambia)

Phillis Wheatley Poems

1. To the University of Cambridge 1/1/2004
2. To the Rt. Hon. William, Earl of Dartmouth 1/1/2004
3. To The Right Honourable William, Earl Of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary Of The State For North-America, 12/31/2002
4. To The Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, On Reading His Sermons On Daily Devotion, In Which that Duty Is Recommended And Assisted 12/31/2002
5. To The King's Most Excellent Majesty 1768 12/31/2002
6. To The Honourable T. H. Esq; On the Death Of His Daughter 12/31/2002
7. To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works 12/31/2002
8. To Maecenas 12/31/2002
9. To His Honour The Lieutenant-Governor, On The Death Of His Lady Marc 24, 1773 12/31/2002
10. To Captain H------D, Of The 65th Regiment 12/31/2002
11. To a Lady on the Death of Three Relations 1/1/2004
12. To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband 12/31/2002
13. To A Lady On Her Remarkable Preservation In A Hurrican In North-Carolina 12/31/2002
14. To A Lady On Her Coming To North-America With Her Son, For The Recovery Of Her Health 12/31/2002
15. To a Lady and Her Children 1/1/2004
16. To A Gentleman On His Voyage To Great-Britain For The Recovery Of His Health 12/31/2002
17. To A Gentleman And Lady On The Death Of The Lady's Brother And Sister, And A Child Of The Name Of Avis, Aged One Year 12/31/2002
18. To A Clergyman On The Death Of His Lady 12/31/2002
19. Thoughts On The Works Of Providence 12/31/2002
20. One Being Brought From Africa To America 12/31/2002

An Hymn to Humanity


Lo! for this dark terrestrial ball
Forsakes his azure-paved hall
A prince of heav'nly birth!
Divine Humanity behold,
What wonders rise, what charms unfold
At his descent to earth!

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